Cloud visibility is important for organizations as reducing cost is their main agenda. Organizations require a cloud management solution to monitor, diagnose and notify about all the issues in their cloud infrastructure. That said, analyzing your AWS Redshift cost by family become essential when it comes to cost clarity.
Why you should keep track of your Redshift resources and costs they incur?
Amazon Redshift is a fully managed data warehouse service of petabyte-scale developed to handle the analytical workloads. Redshift has various product families which categorize the type of Redshift resources provided by Amazon Web Services. Any Redshift line item could show up on your AWS bill which can make difficult for users to understand the reason for that cost.
To get an in-depth understanding of Amazon Redshift, read this insider piece.
Centilytics assists you in gaining visibility into your AWS Redshift cost
Centilytics provides AWS users an insight for analyzing their Redshift Cost by family.
This insight shows all the Redshift resources under their respective families running in your cloud infrastructure and the cost incurred by them. Users can therefore easily interpret their cost using our tabular representation or graphical (pie-chart) representation or both.
The “Amazon Redshift Cost By Family” insight displays the following dataset:
- Product Family: This column displays the Redshift product family. Product family shows the cost distribution of your total cost spent on Redshift related resources. It can be sorted in ascending and descending order according to the cost with just a single click.
- Cost: This column displays the cost (in dollars) corresponding to the product family. Cost can be sorted in ascending and descending order.
|Account Id||Applying the account Id filter will display data for the selected account Id.|
|Region||Applying the region filter will display data corresponding to the selected region|
|Resource Tags||Applying resource tags filter will display data which will have the selected resource tag. For e.g., If the user has tagged any resource using a tag named environment, then selecting an environment from the resource tags filter will display all the data accordingly.|
|Resource Tags Value||Applying resource tags value filter will display data which will have the selected resource tag value. For e.g.- If the user has tagged some resource by a tag named environment and has given it a value say production (environment: production), then the user will be able to view data of all the resources which are tagged as “environment:production”. The user can use the tag value filter only when a tag name has been provided.|
|Discount||Selecting this filter will display data after applying any applicable discount.|
|Start date||Selecting this filter will set a custom start date and data will be displayed accordingly.|
|End date||Selecting this filter will set a custom end date and data will be displayed accordingly.|
|Time zone||Selecting this filter will allow the user to view data as per a convenient time zone and is helpful in case of time and regional difference.|
|Round Off||Applying this filter will allow the user to view cost in exact decimals. For e.g. – giving input ‘2’ will allow the user to view cost up to 2 decimal points|
|Cost Type||The user can apply this filter to choose between blended and unblended cost.
A blended cost represents a unified cost that the user pays for a given service. It takes services such as S3, EC2, RDS, and several others into account. In comparison, an unblended cost represents a non-unified cost in which each type of usage with a specific rate gets its own line on the bill.
|Refund||The user can apply this filter to choose between options to either include or exclude refund (if applicable).|
|Currency||Selecting this filter will allow users to convert their corresponding cost from one currency to another. By default, your cost is shown in USD (US Dollars). Using this filter, your cost in USD will get converted into the equivalent cost of the selected currency. For e.g., selecting INR from currency filter will convert your US dollar cost to Indian rupee cost.|